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    I didn't quite get you the first time. Did you say it was good?
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    After two months on the hold list at the library, I finally have Oathbringer, the third Stormlight Archive audiobook to listen to (brandonsanderson.com/books/the-stormlight-archive/), so all my non-fiction is on hold until I finish it as per my usual habit.

    What's on my audiobook playlist lately:
    Confessions of St Augustine
    Summa Theologica
    Institutes of the Christian Religion

    Those are... Not the best translations, unfortunately. They are hard to follow sometimes. I think I'm going to end up reading the ebooks eventually, especially if I can get a more recent translation. I also have Cold Case Christianity and The End of Faith (which I'd just started when Oathbringer became available) which I'll listen to next. I've listened to very little of The End of Faith, and I'm not impressed at all so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
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    Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle []
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    Sprinkle's since crossed over to the dark side (annihilationism)
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    I thought he had become agnostic concerning the nature of eschatological punishment, but was leaning towards the eventual annihilation of the unrepentant (over against the conventional teaching of perpetual torment). Can you tell me when Sprinkle decided in favour of annihilationism?
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    I don't know when he made a formal announcement but I'm aware of private statements he made several years ago. Several weeks ago he casually mentioned he holds to it during a podcast episode.
    Thank you for your response. I can recall years ago listening to a podcast with Preston Sprinkle and Chris Date on Rethinking Hell (RH). Whilst then a traditionalist (2012, I believe), Preston seemed reasonably open-minded to the doctrine of annihilationism. (The past few years I have largely avoided conditionalist websites such as Afterlife [<https://www.afterlife.co.nz>] and RH [http://www.rethinkinghell.com].)
    [I]f what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. The one who has the Son has the life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. (1 Jn 2.24; 5.12, LEB)

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    Famous Works of Art and How They Got That Way - John B. Nici
    Also a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, I don't remember the author.
    For what was given to everyone for the use of all, you have taken for your exclusive use. The earth belongs not to the rich, but to everyone. - Ambrose, 4th century AD

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    Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords by William Irwin, ed.
    In Defence of Classical Liberalism by Matt Palumbo and Corey Iacono

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    I've started re-reading The Crook in the Lot by Thomas Boston. I've had some...stuff...going on lately, which I think will put this book in a bit of a new light for me.
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    One World by Tal Brooke

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